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. this is "your money." the elections are over. the american people have spoken. now it's time for washington to get to work. >> you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> that's because nothing is more important to our economic recovery than creating jobs. president obama says he'll add 12 million jobs over the next four years. but for his math to work, the pace of economic growth needs to pick up. with a crisis in europe and a slowdown in asia, an economic storm beyond our control stands ready to batter our shores. still, two years of consistent job growth prove we are heading in the right direction, but the fiscal cliff is one storm that will be of our own making unless washington acts. $7 trillion in across-the-board tax hikes and spending cuts over the next decade mandated to begin in january. it's the legislative equivalent of a slow motion train wreck that washington can avoid. the question? will congress and the president drive that train over a cliff? >> we won't solve the problem of our fiscal imbalance overnight. >> the elections are over. the threats to our economy are not
this big this fast? bill kristol is influential with republicans in washington. i'm stunned with what i'm hearing? >> i almost fell out of my chair when boehner said revenues. the idea of increasing revenues. that's a central argument that we have been having over the last four years, and the very expensive i told you so i guess. if we're going to get to this problem, we have to deal with revenues, we can't just do it all on the spending side. >> jonathan capehart, there is bill kristol teaching republicans how to talk about this. but it does involve a word for word refutation of what they said in the past, that higher rates will kill the economy. there is bill kristol pointing out how we've done perfectly fine under higher rates in the past. >> what he's trying to get through to republicans, particularly the new class that came in in 2010, okay, you campaigned on all of these promises, but now it's time to govern and things have come to a standstill in washington over the last two years, and now with the fiscal cliff or fiscal curve coming, and the president being re-elected with more
of immigration policy in this country. and what happens in washington, what happens in the presidential election and what happens with congress. so delegate mcdonough what if the policy in washington changes so that these people are employable once they eve a college degree. >> i don't know if the average voter should go out and vote on "what if", you know. we're not a prophet, we don't have crystal balls, we don't know what the future holds. we have to vote on the current law. we don't base this on the rule of law as what might happen. the law exists today. i can tell you that it's being challenged in court already, this deferment you are talking about by chris kovac who if mr. romney wins will probably be the next secretary of homeland security which i think is interesting. but i want to make one point that sandy brought up there are about 75,000 people who fall into this profile, this category, agewise. of that 75,000, only about a thousand to 2,000, to 3,000 are eligible for this dream act benefit, which the taxpayers are going to pay for. it is kind of elitist. now what about the other 72,0
, november 7th. a live look at the washington monument right here in d.c. cold and chilly. but the big news of the day, the election is over. we know who is going to be the president now actually lot of the other issues on the ballot have been settled so lots of election things to talk about as well as some weather. >> yeah. >> good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. >> before we get to weather, this. president obama and the first family greeting a huge crowd of supporters in chicago last night. he took to the stage around 1 charleston 30 this morning shortly after republican challenger mitt romney conceded the race in a phone call. look at the crowd there. just amazing. we'll have more owe legislation coverage coming up here in just a second. as wisdom mentioned, we've got some i don't want to say winter weather. we do have a storm moving in. >> just say it. >> i know. >> just say it. just get it out. we have we have cold temperatures to start your day and the potential for winter weather later. not going to be a major deal but you might see some snowflakes flying du
making unless washington acts. $7 trillion in across the board tax hikes and spending cuts over the next decade mandated to begin in january. it's the legislative equivalent of a slow motion train wreck that washington can avoid. the question, will congress and the president drive that train over a cliff? >> we won't solve the problem of our fiscal imbalance overnight. >> the elections are over. the threats to our economy are not. time to get to work. and there is lots of work to be done. starts with averting the disaster of our own making. i repeat that. the fiscal cliff. we've got it covered frommive angle. christine romans is host of "your bottom line," richard quest of "quest means business," david walker spent a decade oversaeg the federal government, how it spends your tax dollars as the u.s. comptroller general. today he's the ceo of come back america. he's an unapologetic deficit hawk. mohammed al arian is the ceo of pim he could. his firm is the largest investors in bonds. and stephen moore is the founder of the low tax advocacy group club for growth. i'm going to start
on the philosophy i just put forth? joining us now from washington mary katharine ham and juan williams both fox news analysts. on paper where would you rather live, juan. >> on paper i would have to agree with you. it sounds like texas is the place. again, that spirit of freedom. i must say when you said that thing about people not wearing helmets on motorcycles it, reminded me of the whole healthcare debate. i don't want to have to pay when that person goes smoosh on the street. >> bill: that's a legitimate point that people who are irresponsible and hurt themselves oftentimes then wind up in a long-term care facility and the taxpayer has to pick it up. however, you have got to decide, juan and i want you to decide right now. which is worse? the government imposing a lifestyle upon you or basically, look, you are 21 years old and up, by the way under 21 in texas have to wear the helmet. 21 years old and up, you know, can you do what you want to do which is the greater good? for you? >> well, for me, again, i understand what you are saying about this notion of personal freedom. especially when
to be realistically kept. any deal made today in washington is amended next week and the week after or not kept. i mean, it's like you make your deal right now and you hope that even in last -- it lasts through the year. am i right? >> well, the only way to guarantee deals you pass it into law. then it's a lot harder to change them. and my only point is, you know, if we had a game, and every time the term fiscal cliff came up people had to donate a dollar to something, you'd be amazed in the course of a week or two how often this has been repeated like a mantra. i compared to a great essay by tom wolf in which people chanted and made noise in order to get their way. i think we ought to recognize this entire fiscal cliff is an artificial invention of washington, created by people in the congress and the presidency, and it can be broken down by them into a series of steps that can be taken without having to be rushed into one gigantic last-minute, little understood, with no hearings, one vote up or down, i think it's a terrible way to govern the united states. >> greta: well, the sequestration deadl
:00, we'll seat rain showers understanding west to east. we had a little band working through washington in the past 15 minutes. off to the west and to the north, that is where the heaviest rain has been falling up 270 up towards gaithersburg. you get up towards fredericksburg, western portions of mount airy getting a little rain. this is the back edge of our front and the front has already pushed across the bay. it is dragging with the rain shower ask tuft and much cooler air. the other thing you will notice in addition to the rain early this morning, the temperature have cooled off big time overnight. we've fallen back into the mid- 40s but we have winds gusting up to about 30 miles per hour. that is making it feel awfully chilly out there. there is the back end of your front actually mixing with and chaining to a little winter weather there up into pennsylvania. we'll probably see sunshine break out by late morning. it will be a decent afternoon, partly to mostly sunny but blustery and cool. 45 in washington. 46 in leonardtown. let's get west and north. frederick, 41. you are getting
people here in washington are calling the fiscal cliff. today, we have new proof that people across the country not only are aware of what's going on, they're very, very worried. our new poll shows 68% say the country will face either a crisis or major problems if the cuts in taxes aren't avoided. and a whopping 77% say their personal financial situation will be affected by a failure to solve the fiscal cliff problem. despite this nationwide sense of urgency, there's only a little talk of compromise right now as lawmakers return to washington. our congressional correspondent, kate bolduan, has been working her sources on capitol hill and what's going on. stakes are enormous right now. what's going on? >> they were away for a week. staff was supposed to be working. but lawmakers are arriving back in town with no real whisper of an imminent breakthrough at the moment to avoid this looming series of tax increases and spending cuts that could very well damage the economy. but the air of compromise among some notable republicans is definitely grabbing attention. the republicans' comments
rebound into the mid- to upper 50s. we'll go 57 here in washington. 55 this afternoon in leonardtown. yesterday, north and west, we were in the 40s. today, we're back in the 50s. so a nice-looking day. >> yes, looks perfect. >> time now to check in with julie wright and see what is happening on the morning commute. >> let's start off with the crew in sky fox. they are joining us this morning hovering above centerville. you will find your lanes are open. no problems to report leaving manassas continuing in from business 234 headed over towards 29 and 2. so traffic volume increasing but again, no incidents in your way was you continue eastbound making your way out towards vienna. you will fine the beltway at speed traveling between annandale and merrifield. let's continue and show you what else is happening in virginia. northbound i-95 still an easy ride in the express lanes and the main line. southbound 270, one of the heaviest stretched of volume we find right now. >>> new this morning, a prince george's county map is recovering after being burned when his home caught fire. take a lo
doesn't come from washington, change comes to washington. >> reporter: the crowds were bigger, more raptured, more hopeful. for so many people it was magic. but it couldn't happen again. that's not how life works. this is real. this is politics. >> listen, we know what change looks like, madison, and what he's selling ain't it. giving more power back to the biggest banks, that's not change. another $5 trillion tax cut that favors the wealthy is not change. >> reporter: there are two keys to victory for obama this time around, first is dedication, he needs crowds not to so much fall in love with him again but to grip down and get out that vote and to do that he needs the young people, the american electorate of tomorrow. there are 39,000 students at the university of wisconsin and in this state they can register to vote up to election day. why did you vote for him? >> well, i'm gay, so that is a big pull for me. romney is very anti-gay marriage and obama, since he came out and supported gay marriage last spring, that's one of the big things for me. >> reporter: the other key for obam
. >> on the other side of the i'll, the gop handles the changing reality in washington. meanwhile, breaking news tonight, the nor'easter bearing down on new york and new jersey tonight. new york city's death toll has risen tonight. we are live in one of the hardest hit areas. jo joining me now, top strategist, david axelrod. >> it was a great night to be in that room with that crowd and the sense of joy frankly and spoke to the young volunteers and staff. and it was a very movingen count counter. when was the moment that you thought we've got this it is all going to plan. >> when the vote started getting counted we knew quickly we have a fairly sophisticated model. we knew when we were hitting our targets and our folks were skilled and when we saw the votes coming in, in ohio and virginia, and then in florida, there was a sense that this could be an earlier evening than we thought. we looked at the demographics. pretty much across the board you had a good night on women, independence, younger people. african-americans, it was a pretty big sweeping area of people coming into vote again for you gu
to washington, where a hard fought campaign pales in comparison to the challenges that lie ahead. the nation is drawing closer and closer to the fiscal cliff. hello and good to see you here on this day after election day. i'm brooke baldwin at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. >> i'm celebrating the day after. john king in washington. hey, brooke. >> good to see you. >> it is good to see you. talk on capitol hill is turning to compromise immediately after the election. listen here, the senate majority leader democrat harry reid. >> it is better to dance than to fight. it is better to work together. everything doesn't -- >> see what the house speaker john boehner has to say. he speaks live next hour. meantime, the biggest battleground still hangs in the balance, the election is not yet over in florida. the nation's largest swing state too close to call. oh, yes, brooke, they're still counting the absentee ballots. >> we'll go there. also happening right now, the market. we have to look at this, plunging down 264 points right now. investors turning their attention from the election to the
liberal groups, from labor unions to moveon.org. with one attendee telling the "washington post" they expect the taxes to go up on the wealthy and to protect medicare and medicaid benefits. they feel confident they don't have to compromise. pressed today on whether the spending cuts are kicked down the road, white house spokesman jay carney was noncommittal. >> you are not having any spending cuts now. you want to do spending cuts next year; is that a fact? >> no. it's not a fact. these are all parts of aspects of the conversations that are ongoing. >> some republicans are pushing boehner an other leaders to accept an extension of the middle class cuts to avoid the white house blaming them for crash over taxes on the rich. >> everybody is waiting for schedule to go up. unless we fix that paradoxically. president obama becomes defender of the bush tax cuts for 98% of the people. he is no such thing. >> the president is seething on the comments to say -- seizing on the comments to say he is optimistic about a deal. >> we could get it done tomorrow. >> budget expert erskine bowles
from washington. brianna, where does the obama administration stand right now with all of this? >> reporter: well, right now we are hearing from the white house who says this won't affect the president's attention to the fiscal cliff situation. that said, we do know that he has had to spend time on this. a limited amount of time in the words of white house press secretary jay carney, but we also know that a lot of staff hours have had to go to dealing with this situation with generals petraeus and allen. yesterday this was the first press conference that we had a chance to ask jay carney about this situation. and he said that the president thinks very highly of general allen, of his service to his country, of the job he's done in afghanistan. and one reporter asked if he, if the president has the full faith, or if general allen, i should say, has the full faith of president obama. and here's what carney said. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he's doing and has done an excellent job at isap. and i would rephrase the pentagon for the process underway with regards to gen
headquarters in atlanta. >> i'm wolf blitzer in washington. this is cnn's special program, special coverage of america's choice 2012. we're bringing you the story behind the numbers. the demographic breakdown of the president's decisive victory and the implications for the republican party moving forward. >> we're also examining the challenges ahead for the president leading a divided nation and dealing with an immediate fiscal problem facing the country. and his victory speech, the president urged all americans to come together. he said what unites susbigger than what divides us. >> i believe we can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggest. we're not as cynical as the pundits believe. we are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america. and together, with your help and god's grace, we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you, america. god b
tells "the washington post" they were confident in victory but admit they were surprised how quickly the race he was called for the president. we're learning more about the president's re-election strategy. in the new yorker the biggest decision was to spend 20% of the total budget on a summer television advertising blitz attacking romney. the idea was to define rom nil early while he was recovering from the primary. with the celebration over, it's certainly back to work at the white house. topping the agenda, how the administration plans to work with a divided congress to vide the looming fiscal cliff. kristen welker joins me. the president has a trip planned already to myanmar on that trip agenda. what else do we know about this? >> reporter: tamron, this is big news. the white house announcing that president obama will visit myanmar in just about ten days. this, of course, comes after secretary of state hillary clinton visited several months ago. the united states has been working with this country in its transition to democracy. president obama expected to meet with the president
for washington. so you should keep your eye on who gets come kinects this year. there are going to be some members of congress who get them and some who don't. >> what sort of plan do you give the republican who won't agree with anything? this one, of course. the president is asking for a $1.6 trillion tax increase, $50 billion in economic stimulus, and the power to raise the debt limit without congressional approval. meanwhile, he will work the fine savings in entitlements. not to the man sitting on the naughty list. senator mcconnell said that he burst into laughter at the proposal. you know what is really funny, senator mcconnell, the president has the leverage. speaker boehner know it is. >> you think the white house is trying to squeeze you and, if so, will that work? >> well, most of you know me pretty well. what you see is what you get. and while i may be a fchl fable and someone who can work with members of both parties, which i've demonstrated over the 22 years that i've been here, i'm also rather dernled to spend our spending problems. >> i don't hear an answer to the question. h
with me here on this day after election day. special coverage continues with wolf blitzer in washington. hey, wolf. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, the president of the united states is on his way back to washington right now for four more years in the white house. you're going to see his return to the white house during this program. also, republicans still control the house of representatives. will the president find anymore cooperation in his second term than during his first? and after passage of an historic ballot question, how soon will it be until people in colorado can light up a marijuana cigarette legally? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now president obama's aboard air force one. he's heading east from chicago. he's already reaching out to congressional leaders trying to set the agenda for his second term in office. across the country today americans awoke to banner headlines from re-elected in the president's hometown "chicago tribune" to "obama wins in his adopted city" "the washington post." the "new york times" proclaimed it's obam
jones has more now from washington. >> it's time to get back to work. >> reporter: with the election in the rearview mirror, the focus in washington is back on efforts to avoid the economically devastating fiscal cliff. >> if we just go over the cliff and let those policies stay in effect, we're basically going to undo the recovery. metro party really wants to be blamed for that. >> reporter: the cliff amounts to $7 trillion in spending cuts and tax increases over the next decade. the threat of these painful cuts set to begin on january 1st is part of a deal congress and the president made last year to force them to agree on a long-term deficit reduction plan. >> this is a scenario that congress has said if we don't act, we're going to shoot ours. >> reporter: so far that long-term plan hasn't materialized. the biggest chunk of the cliff, the bush tax cuts. they're also a big sticking point. democrats say cuts for families making $250,000 or more must end. >> we're serious about reducing the deficit. we have to combine spending cuts with revenue, and that means asking the wealthiest
damage that america could do itself if washington allows us to go over the fiscal cliff. according to studies, the average household could pay $3500 more in taxes. unemployment in the u.s. which has come down to 7.9% could head back up above 9% by this time next year. the u.s. could join europe which has been hit by a double dip recession. and according to a pugh research/"washington post" poll, you clearly understand the danger of this fiscal cliff. 68% say it will have a major effect on the economy. 21% say just a minor infect. only 2% say no effect. 10% say they don't know which is why you're watching this right now. president obama's solution to all this is to make a deal centered around increasing taxes on the wealthy which will go a good part of the way to raising the $1.6 trillion in new revenue that he wants to raise over the next decade in his attempt to reduce the federal deficit. he wants to let the bush era tax cuts expire. if that happens, the top tax rate on income would jump from 36% to 39%. he likes to say that's where it was during the clinton years. the second top
smoking. as a nation's near universal shelt care system is being defined in washington there is a campaign right now to make sure people around the country know about it, understand it and become part of it. if this campaign succeeds, it could make the affordable care act bigger and better than we thought. you have probably heard that the law will cover 30 million people. what you probably don't know is what is behind that guesstimate. roughly 49 people in the united states currently don't have health insurance. the congressional budget office estimates that 30 million of them will gain coverage under the affordable care act. that leaves 19 million uninsured. about 5 million of that 19 million are illegal immigrants not eligible for the law of subsidies. they project another 2 million live in states that will opt out of the medicaid expansion. that leaves 12 million people. the cbo estimates at least 6 million of them are actually going to be eligible for medicaid. they just won't sign up and won't know about it. even more will be eligible for private insurance. the cbo is in effect assumi
. it is pretty narrow. it does show they're frustrated because they were sent to washington to negotiate, make deals, make things happen and they find themselves ham strung by this guy that voters haven't really heard of and saying who elected him? >> a lot just know they don't want to go off the fiscal cliff. here is the question. if republicans are building to eliminate deductions for wealthy, make the wealthy pay more, is it too far for democrats to push to get rates increased? what's the difference? >> i think the real problem here with democrats as far as democrats are concerned is how willing to do sbiegts entitlement reform are they? you heard lindsey graham say he is willing to change position on taxes if democrats come to the table with entitlement reform. president obama privately indicated he is willing to stick his neck out and durbin willing to do that and will nor liberal democrats come to the table with entitlement reform. we'll see if that is a bigger dynamic that changes this week. >> what is the danger i guess is one question because there are democrats like patty murray sayi
to solve america's problems. >> despite all the frustrations of washington, i have never been more hopeful about our future, i have never been more hopeful about america and i ask you to sustain that hope. i believe we can keep the promise of our founder. if you are willing to work hard be it doesn't matter where you come from, where you work or how love or what you look like. it doesn't matter whether you are able, disabled, gator straight, you can make it here in america if you are willing to try. bill require want to start with byron york. byron, good morning to you. in boston we find you there. let's go through this. how did the president's team put together this winning coalition. >> he reassembled the coalition he had in 2008. did extremely well with the groups i had done well with before, women, especially unmarried women, blacks, latinos, a number of groups republicans thought would be discouraged and would drift away from the president, they didn't drift away from the president. going to obama rallies, they were pretty fired up and they showed up on election day. bill: you have be
've seen israeli officials, including the ambassador here in washington, michael oren say that more than 90% of the rockets they are looking for have been neutralized. that said i have to wonder whether there was an israeli intelligence failure. the fact *t fact they were even brought into israel in the first place, these are rockets that the israelis under no circumstances would allow to remain in the gaza strip. my question is how long have they been there and do they have a real handle on how many are left? we see the occasional one fired till seu suggests that hamas still has a few in their poe testing. jenna: what is the goal? you've traveled all around this region to gaza and beyond. what is the goal of these rockets, these type of rockets being fired now? >> it's unclear to me, because, you know, hamas knows they can't win this war. what they are doing is flexing to muscle. they are demonstrating that they are the leading party within the palestinian people. to a certain extent one might argue that they are trying to up stage the plo, of course the plo is about to declare a state at
're in "the situation room." >>> intriguing new twists and turns in the scandal that's gripping washington, indeed the nation and much of the world. the affair that led general dividend petraeus to resign as director of the central intelligence agency. we're finding out that at least one lawmaker here in washington may have learned of it ahead of the president and there are questions about the investigation that led to petraeus' stunning downfall. brian todd's been working the story for us and getting new information. brian, tell our viewers what's the latest? >> we found out that the house majority leader, republican congressman eric cantor, may have found out almost two weeks before the president did. this and other time lines we're following on the investigation have led to genuine anger over why the ite house and other top congressional leaders weren't told sooner. a time line cnn has put together shows the republican house majority leader may have known about former cia director david petraeus' extramarital affair before the president did. that's according to aides to congressman eric
and spending cuts. jill doherty is in our washington bureau. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> jill, both sides have said they are optimistic about a deal here. they're also not budging on some key issues. >> yeah, i mean, there is some room around the edges, but essentially, and this is the the opening gambit, of course. they're both talking about taxes. the president saying -- and revenue. the president saying that he wants more revenue from the wealthiest americans and the republicans and especially mitch mcconnell, who's the senate minority leader, he's taking a tougher stand than even boehner. let's listen to both of those positions. >> let's be clear. an opening bid of $1.6 trillion in new taxes just isn't serious. it's more than simpson/bowles or any other bipartisan commission has called for. it's been unanimously rejected in the house and senate. it's twice as much as the white house agreed to last summer during the debt ceiling talks, and looked at in the context of the spending cuts yet to be implemented, it amounts to about 20 cents in cuts for every new dollar in tax hi
. >>> welcome back, everybody. you're watching our special coverage of the election live from washington, d.c. this morning. with less than 24 hours to go, the candidates are focusing on the biggest prizes. those elusive swing states. right now, cnn has pennsylvania lean obama but both campaigns are fighting for the key stone state. today president obama is deploying bill clinton there, for four campaign stops. just one day after mitt romney took the state in pennsylvania, the theme from "rocky." pat toomey is a republican senator from pennsylvania. he campaigned with both romney and paul ryan this weekend. he joins us this morning. nice to see you, sir. thanks for talking with us. >> good morning, thanks for having me. >> appreciate that. we've heard sort of mixed messages on the state of pennsylvania. so lay it out for me. listen to republicans, they say pennsylvania is definitely in play. if you talk to the democrats, david plouffe said it's a sign of desperation to talk about pennsylvania. let me play for you what he said and then we'll answer that on the other side. >> we have a great
day in washington today. you sort of expect after a national presidential election that you could get a few days of afterglow. let it all sink in with no big new things happening. maybe that was the way it went over the last couple of days. that definitely ended today starting with this. >> thank you. thank you, everybody. thank you. now that those of us on the campaign trail have had a chance to get a little sleep, it's time to get back to work and there's plenty of work to do. as i said on tuesday night, the american people voted for action not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. and in that spirit, i've invited leaders of both parties to the white house next week so we can start to build consensus around the challenges that we can only solve together. at a time when our economy is still recovering from the great recession, our top priority has to be jobs and growth. that's the focus of the plan that i talked about during the campaign. >> president obama spoke publicly the night that he won his second term when he gave his basic victory speech in chica
access to two of the most powerful and respected men in washington, form er head of the cia. it was kelley who unintentionally exposed his affair and cost him his job as cia director. and then the messages she traded with general john allen, now the focus of his own investigation. tom fuentes is a cnn contributor and former assistant director of the fbi. welcome, tom. >> good morning, carol. >> so kelley san honorary consulate to south korea. now they may fire her if events warrant. this is just getting embarrassing. >> well, i don't know exactly what they're firing her from since that really is a pretty meaningless term in the first place. if she gets demoted from some position that almost means nothing, so what? >> it's hard to understand all of these terms. honorary consulate means she helps the south koreans set up appear parties and stuff? she introduces them to people in the united states? do you know what an honorary consulate is? >> not exactly. diplomatic status is invoked by the host country, like south korea saying this person would be working in your country and
to washington. the senate is back tomorrow. the house is back on tuesday. the machinumber one issuing fac them all is the fiscal cliff, now just 31 days away. athena jones is live in washington this morning. we saw the president get involved before the holiday break. what is the plan in terms of meeting again with congressional leaders? >> reporter: good morning, randi. you are probably sick of hearing about the fiscal cliff bushgt this is the most important thing facing them heading into next year. we know the president is going to be meeting with members of congress again, the congressional leadership of both sides and both chambers just as did he the friday before thanksgiving. eventually. the keyword there is eventually. there's not yet a meeting on his public schedule, but we know that after that meeting, that friday before thanksgiving, leaders of congress on both sides came out and talked in positive terms about the idea that they -- this was a constructive meeting that, they knew where they stood, they knew what they had to do, they knew what their responsibilities were. there were cor
's the toughest job you can do not in uniform. but back home in washington, the opposition party, the republican party, at least some of them, have decided they do not want anybody to fill that job. senator kelly ayotte of new hampshire says she will block the nomination of anyone to be the top diplomat for the united states. john mccain has said the same thing, that he would not support confirming anyone, anyone for that job. the way he feels now. both senators saying they would prefer nobody had that job because of their upset over comments made on sunday morning talk shows by a member of the obama administration on the weekend after the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. republican senator susan collins has now decided that that administration official, u.n. ambassador susan rice, is someone she could not support for secretary of state if president obama nominates her for that job because susan rice chose to appear on those sunday shows at all, regardless of what she said there. >> i continue to be troubled by the fact that the u.n. ambassador decided to play what was essentially a pol
't help me, don't help me. >> mr. romney goes to washington. >> mitt romney makes his way to the white house. >> the political power lunch of 2012. >> it's not exactly the way he wanted to get there. >> president obama and mitt romney meeting for the first time, privately. >> when we say private, we mean private. >> no cameras. >> no cameras allowed. >> no staff. >> to move forward and have a lunch. it's weird. >> there's really no agenda. >> it's weird! >> it's really to bury the hatchet. >> mitt romney comes to washington. guess whose coming to lunch? >> rip flamba. >> we are now 33 days away from the fiscal curb, and democrats are telling republicans that it's their move. >> we are not going to negotiate with us. we have made a proposal through the president of the united states. that proposal said we should revert back to the same tax plan that we had when clinton was president. you can't get from here to there unless you raise the upper rates. and that's what the president suggested, it's up to them to come forward with something else. >> the day after boehner loyalist tom cole, r
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